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. >> jeff: anna werner, thank you. >> with superstorm sandy not quite five weeks behind them, the governors of new jersey and new york are asking for nearly $80 billion in federal aid. many distressed homeowners thought they were already covered by federal flood insurance. but now as michelle miller stills us, they're being told think again. >> reporter: roman and mar yain-- marianna bediner staten island home was flooded by 11 feet of water when sandy struck. >> how high did the water come in? >> the water went through the ceiling on to the first floor. >> reporter: they had flood insurance through fema, the federal emergency management agency, that's kpon for people who live in flood zones. they thought the inspector from fema would give them a check to repair $100,000 in damages. >> the first floor where you are standing now is definitely not covered by the flood policy. >> reporter: why? >> this neighborhood is considered to be in the flood zone. >> reporter: under fema's flood insurance program, the first floor of a house such as the bediners should be used for parking or sto
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billion today p states rebuild after superstorm sandy. in new york city, a jury deliberated more than a week in the trial of a bus driver accused of being so tired, he caused a crash that killed 15 of his passengers. today came the verdict: not guilty. and michelle miller tells us the driver is a free man tonight. .> how do you find the >> hndant, guilty or not guilty? >> not guilty. t reporter: the bus driver wept veen he heard the verdict. ears ill williams could have faced 15 years in prison. hisas driving 32 people from a connecticut casino to new york's chinatown when his bus hit a guardrail, toppled, and was torn open by a signpost. williams claimed he'd been cut off by a tractor-trailer. investigators found no evidence of that. but they discovered williams averaged three hours of sleep in the days before the crash. they cited driver fatigue as the probable cause. florence wong's father don lee was killed in the crash. >> he had 15 lives that was under under his control and they're not here. he has to live with that with conscinscience. >> reporter: prosecutors called 55 witness
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